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Dan Kuebler shows off his hoop house

February 2, 2011 | 2:46 p.m. CST
Dan Kuebler shows off his hoop house, which was funded by the federal Environmental Quality Incentives Program, on his farm near Ashland last week. A hoop house is a structure that consists of wood and metal framing covered by a plastic material that insulates the air and soil inside, resulting in temperatures that can be twice as high as those outside.

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